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Re: Ingredients to pellets

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Crude Protein (min) 16%
Crude Fat (min) 12%
Crude Fiber (max) 13%
Moisture (max) 14%
Calcium (min) 0.7%
Phosphorus (min) 0.4%
Vitamin A (min) 10000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 (min) 1000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min) 70 IU/kg
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.4%
DHA (min) 0.04%
Total Microorganisms (min) 90000 CFU/g
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Re: Ingredients to pellets

After too many years of being bird free, I recently picked up a sweet baby Quaker. I "thought" I did my homework and understood the optimal diet for parakeet/parrots which include Pellets. The breeder suggested Roudybush pellets and I purchased a substantial size bag. It arrived today and I turned the bag over and read through the ingredients. I was very shocked and concerned at what I read (corn, wheat, soy??). I don't even feed my dogs the crap dog food made with that stuff. What is the thought across the Parrot community as to what ingredients belong in pellets? My gut instinct says Totally Organics (TOPS) is the one to go with it. What is the benefit of the corn/wheat/soy as the first main ingredients in these other brands?

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Re: Ingredients to pellets

Welcome to the forums, and congrats on your new baby Quaker.

You had my chuckling when you said you don't even feed your dogs that sort of stuff. I'm with you and hear you loud and clear.

Yes, TOPs is a GREAT pellet, IMO. However, a large variety of food, including fresh and raw foods is optimal.
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Re: Ingredients to pellets

Thank you JerseyWendy! I am excited to have the sweet baby.. I want to make sure he/she gets fed right. I'm very aware that it makes a huge difference to their quality and longevity of life.

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Re: Ingredients to pellets

I went with the Bird Tricks one, although I've yet to receive my order. Theirs is the only one I found without soybeans and lots of preservatives. and they don't bake them which reduces nutritional value. You have to keep them refrigerated or in the freezer though. I keep all bird food refrigerated anyway. I'll let you know if Screech likes them. He likes most everything though...except grapes!
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Re: Ingredients to pellets

Anyone know how well these different pellets hold up in water? I tried like crazy to get my girl on Harrison's, but it dissolves in water and she refuses to eat it, I do a mixture of zupreem fruit and natural, but wanting to cut out some of the sugar.


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Re: Ingredients to pellets

Quote: Originally Posted by jensea View Post
After too many years of being bird free, I recently picked up a sweet baby Quaker. I "thought" I did my homework and understood the optimal diet for parakeet/parrots which include Pellets. The breeder suggested Roudybush pellets and I purchased a substantial size bag. It arrived today and I turned the bag over and read through the ingredients. I was very shocked and concerned at what I read (corn, wheat, soy??). I don't even feed my dogs the crap dog food made with that stuff. What is the thought across the Parrot community as to what ingredients belong in pellets? My gut instinct says Totally Organics (TOPS) is the one to go with it. What is the benefit of the corn/wheat/soy as the first main ingredients in these other brands?

Thank you in advance for your input!
Fresh an raw foods such as?an will my quaker eventually eat them if I keep putting them in?
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Welcome to the forums, and congrats on your new baby Quaker.

You had my chuckling when you said you don't even feed your dogs that sort of stuff. I'm with you and hear you loud and clear.

Yes, TOPs is a GREAT pellet, IMO. However, a large variety of food, including fresh and raw foods is optimal.

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Re: Ingredients to pellets

WOW.
What an EPIC thread. FeatheredSamurai, and repliers... you took on an awesome task here. Having little expertise (especially in the early days) I followed my best friend's (also an avian vet) advice to use Lafeber's pellets for about half the diet and supplement half with the usual fresh stuff. A few years later, she advised me to switch to Harrison's. So the Rickeybird has been eating their high protein pellets (plus generous fresh stuff) for over 25 years (he's 32). I am going to forward the information in this thread to her, to ask her thoughts. Would that be alright?
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Re: Ingredients to pellets

Adding to this excellent list for Nutriberries for Budgie, Cockatiel, Conure - Small, Lovebird, Quaker. I have a RB2 and will not eat parrot ones as they seem too hard to him!



Lafeber Cockatiel NutriBerries Original is a complete, nutritious food shaped into berry sized pieces, smaller pet birds love them so much that some owners even use them as training treats.

Made from all natural ingredients they are shaped to be especially appealing to birds. The handy size makes each berry easy to hold and they`re perfect for hiding inside foraging devices to keep your bird entertained and active.

Lafeber Cockatiel NutriBerries Original Berries is made with cracked corn, safflower, peanuts, seeds and more, rolled into berry shaped pieces and coated with vitamins and minerals. Each berry contains the 40 essential nutrients recommended by Dr. T.J. Lafeber which are essential to your bird`s health.

Composition
Cereals, Oils and Fats, Minerals.
Weight: 350g
Additive Nutritional Additives / Kg
Vitamin A - E672 - 6900IU
Vitamin D3 - E671 - 1100IU
Manganese (manganese oxide E 5) - 53mg
Zinc (Zinc oxide E 6) - 47mg
Copper (Cupric sulphate, pentahydrate E 4) - 9mg
Analytical Constitiuents
Crude Protein - 12.8%
Crude Oils & Fats - 9%
Crude Fibers - 6%
Crude Ash - 5.5%
Feeding Directions
For Cockatiels feed about 10 berries per day. These are average amounts and will vary for each individual bird. Monitor your bird`s weight and adjust the amounts accordingly. Check that your bird always has fresh food in their cup, as well as clean water.
Storage
Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of direct sunlight.
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Harrison's High Potency Fine - 100% Organic Parrot Food
Because birds can be intolerant of artificial pesticides, fertilisers and preservatives, Harrison's Bird Foods have developed the first and only 100% Organic bird food.
The ingredients are premium whole grains and are approved for human consumption.
High Potency should be used when your bird has increased nutritional requirements such as during moulting, breeding, rearing, weaning and ill health.
We would recommend a veterinary health check prior to changing your bird's diet.

For Budgie, Caique, Cockatiel, Conure - Small, Lovebird, Meyers and Senegals, Quaker (Please remember this information is for size guidance only - you know your bird best!)

Ingredients
*Hulled Grey Millet, *Ground Hull-less Barley, *Ground Soybeans, *Ground Yellow Corn, *Ground Shelled Peanuts, *Ground Shelled Sunflower Seeds, *Ground Green Peas, *Ground Lentils, *Ground Toasted Oat Groats, *Ground Rice, *Sunflower Oil, *Chia Seed, *Ground Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Montmorillonite Clay, *Ground Dried Sea Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Sea Salt, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, * Algae Meal, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate, *Vegetable Oil. *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT
Guaranteed analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 20%, Crude Fat (min.) 12%, Crude Fibre (max.) 5%, Moisture (max.) 10%
Feeding Directions
Budgies..... 1- 2 tsp
Conures.....3 - 4 tbs
Lories.....1 Tbs (soak the formula in 2 Tbs water and 1/2 tsp corn syrup)
Storage
Because Harrison`s is committed to protecting your bird from artificial preservatives, we suggest you taste and smell this product for freshness prior to feeding. Use food up in 4 - 6 weeks after opening bag. Keep food fresh by squeezing all air out of bag and zipping the bag shut at the top. If zip lock gets removed or damaged, fold top over several times and clip shut with "chip clip" or clothes pin. Keep food in original bag. Do not store food in plastic bags or TupperwareŽ. Store at room temperature. Refrigeration of food is not necessary.
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